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Growing Up Digital: Learning After the End of Privacy

The Fire to iPhone theme presents “Growing Up Digital: Learning After the End of Privacy” on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. in Baker Theater.

Dr. Richard E. Miller will discuss how digital technology is disrupting the Ivory Tower’s three cornerstones: teaching, learning, and administration. This is an opportunity to think together about what it means to live and work in a world where your every action can be recorded for others to see. Miller is Professor of English and a Visiting Professor in the Rutgers University doctoral program in Clinical Social Work. He has delivered more than 100 invited talks across the country and abroad on a range of topics related to literacy, technology and higher education. His current research is focused on “the end of privacy” and how education is being changed by the proliferation of hand-held devices that enable instant publication and global distribution of anything that can be seen or heard. He and Professor Ann Jurecic are in the process of co-writing Habits of the Creative Mind, a guide designed to help writers practice being curious in the Age of Information Overload, which is due out from Bedford/St. Martins in 2015.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are provided.

The Department of English

Our department includes faculty distributed among four program areas: Literary Studies, Creative Writing, Composition and Rhetoric, and English Education. We offer doctoral degrees in literary studies, creative writing, and composition/rhetoric, and a master’s degree in English, serving approximately sixty graduate students in any given year. On the undergraduate level, we serve close to six hundred undergraduate majors, including almost two hundred integrated language arts majors enrolled in the College of Education.

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